George Zeller(c. 1837 - 1862)
Home State: Louisiana
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 6th Louisiana Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was a 24 year old butcher living in New Orleans when he enlisted in Company K of the 6th Louisiana Infantry in May 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.
The remainder of the War:
Originally buried "East of J. C. Grove's warehouse, on hill near a new house" on the battlefield at Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Burial information from Pruett1, with roster data from Booth2. At least two 1861 letters from Zeller to his family are in the Regimental files at the Antietam National Battlefield.
|Place of Birth: New Orleans, LA |
Death Date: 09/18/1862 Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD Burial Place: Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD
1 Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials , Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010 [AotW citation 5046]
2 Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 3, Pg. 1189 [AotW citation 5047]
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